Caps starting goaltender Braden Holtby left practice early on Tuesday after colliding with a teammate, setting off widespread internet panic. Barry Trotz later said Holtby, who had been seen favoring his left leg, was fine.
We got further confirmation of this fact from CSN Mid-Atlantic when they published video of Holtby. Holtby had no noticeable limp when walking away from the catering table. He looked perfectly fine.
But discussion of Holtby’s possible injury missed the real point: what was Holtby eating?
In the video, Holtby, wearing a suit but no tie, walks while carrying a plate full of food.
Also, please note the hair flip and sassy look over his shoulder. Please note this.
Now begins the analysis.
First of all, there’s a cookie. This is not in dispute.
Eighty percent chance it’s chocolate chip.
There appear to be two sandwiches. Of some sort.
At first I thought the sandwiches may have been hot dogs but upon further enhancement, these are definitely sub rolls. In Philadelphia, subs have a special name.
A Hoagie is a Philadelphia-area colloquialism for sub or submarine sandwich often known in the New York City Metropolitan area as a hero.
So Holtby is about to annihilate two hoagies. Not heroes, not grinders, not subs. Hoagies.
Typically, a hoagie consists of any type of sliced deli meat heavily layered inside the roll with a combination of shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced cheese, hot peppers, sweet peppers, and mayo.
I see tomatoes or possibly pepperoni at the top. Then there’s a roll of sandwich meat below.
My first thought was that it was turkey. It’s got the sallow look of turkey meat. But it’s hard to be certain.
At the very least, Holtby, who has stopped 91 of 93 shots this series, has been figuratively eating the hopes and dreams of Flyers fans since last Thursday. It looks delicious.
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